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  • Trigger warnings fuel debate on outrage culture
  • Trigger warnings fuel debate on outrage culture
    Francisco Osorio (2012) ©

Trigger warnings fuel debate on outrage culture

Are we living in an outrage culture? Stoked by social media, unthinking transgressions can be blown up into major scandals as moral crusaders pile on the bandwagon. Some feel that the adoption of trigger warnings by universities is the latest illustration of this extreme sensitivity.



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